A reader checked in the other day, wondering about a recent demolition of a long blighted home on 20th St., just north of Fairmount. Turns out, we told you that this was going to happen to 735 N 20th St. about a month ago.
In the past
Back in December, when we pointed out the demolition notice on the property, we told you that condos would be replacing its already demolished neighbor just down the street. At 725 N 20th St., a new foundation has been poured and it looks as though framing has begun.
A few doors down. Note the new building will be set back, like its northern neighbor
20th Street Properties LLC purchased both properties from PHA at the end of 2012, in addition to…
Over the summer, we told you about a new home replacing a vacant lot at 16th & Green Sts., one of the largest new construction single family homes we could recall ever hearing about. Clocking in at over 8,000 sqft, the home will include 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a roof deck, two terraces, a penthouse with a wet bar, and elevator, and two-car parking. Oh, and a theater room, a gym/spa room, and a swimming pool. Because you know, why not?
Just keeps going
The home has been framed out, and looks gigantic as you pass by.
14' ceilings on the first floor
The home was previously listed for sale on the MetroImpact site for $1.7M, though this has been removed. According to this thread on Philadelphia…
A reader checked in the other day, telling us about some backhoeing taking place inside a large warehouse on the 3100 block of Hamilton Street. This warehouse structure is almost totally covered in ivy, and by the time we made our way over there last week, a coveted candy-cane Cease and Desist Notice had been affixed to one of the doors.
The notice, along with informing us that the observed workers were attempting to pull out some underground tanks without permits, also indicated that the address of the building is actually 3104 Spring Garden St.
Spring Garden side
Doing a little digging, we came to the realization that part of the warehouse had previously been home to the Spiral Q Puppet Theater, which has since moved…
If you live in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood or you watch the local news, you certainly already know all about this.
But in case you don’t, take a look at these photos, taken last night around 10pm:
21st and South
Down 21st St
Up 21st St
Like a river
Around 9pm last night, a 48-inch water transmission main broke at 21st & Bainbridge. The results of this were dramatic, with a torrent of water rushing out of the ground for hours, resulting in a river on 21st Street. According to some of the firemen on the scene, the intersection looked like a volcano had erupted, and the surrounding street was beginning to deteriorate, thanks to the rushing water. These men…
In the fall, we told you about the upcoming reimagining of the 2040 Market St., formerly the AAA Building. Passing by the other day, we observed quite a bit of progress.
Down 21st St
Across Market St
The eight floor addition to the front of the building appears to be nearing completion. PMC Property Group, the owners of this building, are already listing apartments for rent here, with one bedrooms priced just below $1,700, two-bedrooms priced around $2,500, and three bedrooms priced at $3,600.
South side, still a ways to go
From what we can gather, this development is moving in phases, with the addition finishing first and the L-shaped wings on the southern side of the building to be completed later. Ultimately, there will be 281…
Back in October, 1801 Christian St., a vacant shell, was used as one of the bases of operation for the successful BetterBlocks Philly program. At the time, developer Roman Mosheyev proposed the demolition of the building, and its replacement with a single family home. This was after an initial proposal for a two family home a few months prior that had been shot down by the community.
Here’s a visual timeline for this property, with some obvious breaks.
Mid-demo. You can see a Better Blocks mural being revealed on the second floor
While it was being framed out, you could still see the mural through the window openings
After a little more than a month on the market, this property went under contract…